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Kurdish demonstrators flash victory signs and hold a flag with a portrait of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, during a protest against the operation by the Turkish army aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area in Afrin, Syria, at the Russian embassy, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Turkish offensive started Saturday and has heightened tensions in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatening to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. Arabic on placard reads, "Afrin will not bow." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Latest: UN ready to aid those fleeing Syria's AfrinThe top U.N. official in Syria says the international body is ready to help people who might flee from the Afrin enclave, where Turkish troops are battling a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia
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French President Emmanuel Macron, 3rd left, visits Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant with Director Luciano Biondo, 2nd left, in Onnaing, northern France, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Pascal Rossignol/Pool Photo via AP)
France's Macron hosts 140 world business leadersFrench President Emmanuel Macron hosts 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France
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Liberia swears in ex-soccer star George Weah as new leaderFormer international soccer star George Weah has been sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over the post-war impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 file photo, members of a far-right group, the National-Radical Camp, march in Warsaw. Poland's government is facing pressure to deal with the phenomenon of a rising far-right following the weekend broadcast of an explosive report about Polish neo-Nazis. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
Polish gov't pressured to act following report on neo-NazisPoland's right-wing government is facing pressure to act forcefully against far-right extremists following the broadcast of Polish neo-Nazis dressing in Nazi German uniforms and praising Hitler
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., heads to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as Day 2 of the federal shutdown drags on, at the Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they were pursuing a deal to end the rare government closure, prompted Friday by a messy tussle over immigration and spending. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Ryan: House will pass new Senate stopgap measureHouse Speaker Paul Ryan says if the Senate approves a temporary spending bill to reopen the government through Feb. 8, the House will approve it, too
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference after the International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting at the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington. On Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, the IMF upgraded the outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy a short-term boost. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
IMF hikes outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 percentIMF upgrades outlook for global growth in 2017 to 3.7 percent, best since 2011
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Firefighters and rescuers work at the scene of a hotel fire in downtown Prague on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP)
Czech police identify second German victim in hotel fireCzech police have identified a second victim from Germany in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic waves as he leaves Rod Laver Arena after losing to South Korea's Chung Hyeon during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
No quarter a given: Djokovic, Thiem out; Chung, Sandgren inSix-time champion Novak Djokovic was stunned in straight sets by Hyeon Chung not long after Tennys Sandgren upset No. 5 Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Pence is receiving a warm welcome in Israel, which has praised the American decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision has infuriated the Palestinians and upset America’s Arab allies as well.  (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Pence tells Israel US Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019Vice President Mike Pence tells Israel's parliament US Embassy will moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2019
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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